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Harper defends rebalancing of expenditure between road and rail

30 November 2023
 

Transport Secretary Mark Harper re-emphasised the Government’s thinking about the cancellation of the Northern HS2 sections and the reallocation of the money saved to other transport expenditure.

He told MPs that rail had dominated transport spending because of HS2 and yet other modes were more widely used particularly roads and buses.

Harper said: “The fact that we were doing HS2 meant that we were skewing a huge amount of resource specifically not just to rail but to one rail...

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